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Head of Subject : D Nicol

Subject Vision

In Life skills we follow the RSHE Curriculum guidelines in compulsory lessons from years 7 through to year 11

Key Stage 3 Intent and Implementation

Life skills is taught in a rotational system, with specialist teachers covering each of the topic areas and the students rotating into classes on a half termly basis.

Assessment takes place at the end of each topic area

Key Stage 4 Intent and Implementation

Year 10

Life Skills / RSHE

On Rotation

Study Skills

Mind mapping, how to take notes, scanning and skimming, how to revise and dealing with work / exam pressure

Relationships and Sex

Positive relationships, how sex effects our health( physical,  emotional and mental) Recap contraception and stis managing sexual pressure, consent

Careers and Finance

CV writing, personal statement writing, rights and responsibilities in work. Finance, budgeting, banking and payday loans.

Staying Safe

keeping safe, abuse, harassment, sexual exploitation, grooming, forced marriages and FGM. Anti fraud.

First Aid ,Life support resuscitation, recovery position

Year 11

Life Skills / RSHE

All students have 3 lessons on careers

Then Rotate


Career pathways, post 16 choices, apprenticeships a-levels

Interview techniques, planning  and questions. Re write the CV make it adaptable guidance on personal statements.

Relationship and sex

Revisit contraception, stis body health checks and protection. Full effects of porn on young minds


Banking, debt, budgeting, loans, financial issues and setting up home.

Health and well being.

Dealing with exam pressure, how to have a healthy future, work life balance and post 16 support networks

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